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Literary Death Match: Brooklyn


After 44 Manhattan-based events, Literary Death Match is finally making the pretty obvious move to the better borough, with our official debut in Brooklyn at the amazing Union Hall! The wild night will feature enough genius to fuel your entire month, and while there are 16 billion other things to do that night, trust us when we say you don't want to risk missing this.

The wild night will feature four writers reading their own work for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection/attention.

Literary Merit: Elissa Bassist, writer and editor of Funny Women at The Rumpus
Performance: Dale Seever, host of the ever-brilliant Dale Radio
Intangibles: Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black and founder of Cultivated Wit

* Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow and professor at Rutgers MFA program
* Alina Simone, musician and author of You Must Go and Win
* Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh: A Novel, winner of Asian American Writers Workshop Literature Award
* Dan Wilbur, comedian and author of How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Kirsten Sims.

This event is 21+. Pre-order tickets at link below.

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Published by Washington Post
Populating this absorbing novel is a vivid cast of characters, each with his own story. Raleigh, the bigamist’s best friend and a substitute father to the girls, has forever been...